Implementation Profile for Las Positas College
Submitted on August 28, 2008; last updated on August 26, 2011
|Basic Carnegie Classification||Assoc/Pub-S-MC: Associate's Public Suburban-serving Multicampus|
|Community Setting||Urban fringe of large city|
|USDOE Climate Zone||3|
|Current President or Chancellor's Name||Kevin Walther|
|Current President or Chancellor's Title||Las Positas College President|
|Main Web Site||http://www.clpccd.org/|
|Sustainability Web Site||No information provided|
|Implementation Liaison's Name||Jeffrey M Kingston|
|Implementation Liaison's Title||Vice Chancellor|
|Implementation Liaison's Department||Facilities Planning & Management|
|Format of Structure||Committee|
|Number of Individuals in Structure||5|
|Stakeholder Groups Represented||Faculty, Students, Staff|
|Description||An ad hoc team has been created to determine the implementation structure. Chaired by the college president, the final team will include faculty, staff and students.|
1. Establish a policy that all new campus construction will be built to at least the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standard or equivalent.
Yes: The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees adopted a Sustainable Design Policy that requires all new buildings constructed under the MEasure B Bon issue to be minimum LEED Silver Certified and that all new renovations be LEED Silver Equivalent.
2. Adopt an energy-efficient appliance purchasing policy requiring purchase of ENERGY STAR certified products in all areas for which such ratings exist.
Yes: The District Purchasing office recently developed an RFP process that includes the request for Energy Start certified products. In addition, the District recently purchased four Hybrid security vehicles.
3. Establish a policy of offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel paid for by our institution.
4. Encourage use of and provide access to public transportation for all faculty, staff, students and visitors at our institution.
Yes: Las Positas College faculty, staff and students continue to work with the local bus transportation company to extend pick-up and drop-off times to conincide with scheduled classes.
5. Within one year of signing this document, begin purchasing or producing at least 15% of our institution's electricity consumption from renewable sources.
Yes: Las Positas College will be constructing photovoltaic panel arrays capable of producing one megawatt of electricity that will satisfy approximately 20% of current campus need. The college is also building a Central Utility Plant which will help reduce overall energy consumption and allow the college to "load shift" by using significant utility consumption at "off peak" times.
6. Establish a policy or a committee that supports climate and sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where our institution's endowment is invested.
7. Participate in the Waste Minimization component of the national RecycleMania competition, and adopt 3 or more associated measures to reduce waste.
Yes: While not part of the national RecycleMania competition, the college and district have adopted a recycling program that has generated more than one ton of recycled material in the past two years.